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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bout /baʊt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a contest, as of boxing;
  2. a period or spell:a bout of illness.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bout  (bout),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing.
  2. period;
    spell:a bout of illness.
  3. a turn at work or any action.
  4. a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.
  • 1535–45; variant of obsolete bought bend, turn, derivative of bow bow1; see bight
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged match, fray, encounter.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bout /baʊt/ n
  1. a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking
  2. a period of illness
  3. a contest or fight, esp a boxing or wrestling match
Etymology: 16th Century: variant of obsolete bought turn; related to German Bucht bight; see about
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